First the bad news
The 17 Congolese at the 127 bis are in mourning: the mother of one of them died yesterday night in Angola. He had not seen her for years and has been retained in the closed centre for several months.
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And then the good news
Escape from the 127 bis
Two man escape from the closed centre 127bis with success this morning
Escape from the closed centre of Bruges
Last month, six prisoners tried to escape. They broke the windows at night, neutralised the alarm and tried to climb over the wall. Three of them hurt themselves and could not rise again. Three others succeded and vanished into thin air. The guards were alerted by the screams of the three wounded prisoners at the bottom of the wall, one of them had a broken foot. Two of them got released since then.
Release at the 127 bis : one Togolese and one Algerian were released to day
Release in Bruges: a man from Zimbabwe was released after 4 months of retention. Since the Zimbabwean embassy automatically refuses to deliver free pass to its citizens, the man had been brought to the Angolan embassy, then to the Guinean one and finally to the DRC one to try and get a free pass for his deportation. In vain!